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Brewed by Brouwerij Van Honsebrouck
Style: Belgian Strong Ale
Ingelmunster, Belgium

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RATINGS: 592   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.61/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 330   ABV: 11%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
An unequalled beer, at the top of the Kasteel spectrum.The aroma and flavour of Cuvée are those of a Kasteel Donker, that aged 10 years in the cellars of the castle, noble and strong.


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3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Forsberg_dk (258) - - APR 23, 2012
75 cl bottle, pours dark with a light head, aroma of dark fruits, malt, yeast and alcohol, taste follows the nose, very sweet, ok overall but nothing special.


3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
martin00sr (2129) - Haderslev, DENMARK - APR 23, 2016
Clear very dark red brown. Fizzy head, gone almost immediately. Yeasty, bready aroma. Brown sugar and some fruit. Flavour has caramel, dried fruit and a good deal of alcohol heat. Could have been better with more body to balance the alc.

3.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
penumbra59 (15) - Kontich, BELGIUM - APR 19, 2016
Version 2014, been in the cellar some time and it only got better. The scent was not very explosive but the taste was very much in balance. This one is a beer that gets better by age.

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
ccubaka (28) - LATVIA - APR 18, 2016
Great beer! Very dark, a bit on the sweet side, but that’s the proper sweet not sugary.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
jefcon (1592) - Arlington, Virginia, USA - APR 12, 2016
Dark in the glass with a thin tan head. Aromas of dried pit fruit and roasted almond. Sweeter, with a vinous viscosity and a drying finish.

4.6
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
MadRobin (2659) - Silver Spring, Alabama, USA - APR 7, 2016
Poured from 750ml bottle poured into a gold-rimmed Maryland microbreweries glass. (Those were the days; nowadays they give you plastic cups at beer festivals.) This was a 2010 vintage ale purchased in 2013 an cellared for another 33 months. Opaque, yet cloudy, dark brown with a small tan head and good lacing. Aroma of unbelievably complex dark fruit, dried dates, dark caramel, red wine, the crust on creme brulee, rich malt and cognac. Taste of dates, cognac, complex dark fruit, rich dark malt, burnt caramel, berries and so much more than I can describe. Medium/full body and medium/high carbonation. An incredible beer. Now I'm curious how this would compare to fresh bottle. I suspect it improved considerably with cellaring. Anyway, one of the best beers I ever tasted. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Sdaniel90 (746) - Mexico City, MEXICO - APR 3, 2016
Bottle, 33cl. Opaque dark brown with a minimal, lacey head. Complex aromas of dried fruits, roasted caramel, alcohol. Medium to robust bodied with moderate carbonation. Smooth and creamy. Moderate to heavy sweet dark fruit character with low bitterness into a slightly sour finish. Quite pleasant.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Percy0103 (468) - MEXICO - APR 3, 2016
Bottle, 330ml. A dark brown beer with a small brown head. Aroma is of dried fruits, alcohol, red apple juice and a hint of caoba. Taste is bitter with moderate carbonation and astringency. Medium to robust bodied with a medium alcoholic and roasted malt finish and an aged aftertaste.

3.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
LLaurin (211) - Motala, SWEDEN - APR 1, 2016
Pours in reddish-brown with a firm of white head and a really nice nose of bitter almonds. Even some marcipan and dried fruit. Taste is more fruity with cherry notes and red berries. Palate regains the almonds from the nose and adds some sourness. Some heat as well but still lingering style.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
jimhilt (2539) - Bow, New Hampshire, USA - MAR 28, 2016
Pours a two finger cream head that fades slowly leaving no lace. Dark brown color, no highlights. Good carbonation and medium bodied. Dark fruit nose, and flavor is dark fruit and caramel. Higher ABV is hidden. $6.99 for a 330ml bottle at Bert’s Better Beers Hooksett, NH.

3.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
Schytte (47) - - MAR 28, 2016
Den dufter godt, fin skum/udseende & smagen er god - En glimrende belgisk øl.


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